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CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
at squawk@cnbc.com. >>> up next, president obama taking heat for his perform absence in the wednesday night presidential debate. nbc's political director chuck todd will join us next. and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. hey, it's sandra -- from accounting. peter. i can see that you're busy... but you were gonna help us crunch the numbers for accounts receivable today. i mean i know that this is important. well, both are important. let's be clear. they are but this is important too. [ man ] the receivables. [ male announcer ] michelin knows it's better for xerox to help manage their finance processing. so they can focus on keeping the world moving. with xerox, you're ready for real business. with the blackish-blue frame and the white dots and the splattered paint pattern, your lights are on. what? [ male announcer ] the endlessly customizable 2013 smart. >>> welcome back to "squawk box," everyone. in our headlines this morning, well, we are just an hour away from september employment reports. the number is the
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
. republicans were thrilled with his performance. democrats were not so thrilled with president obama's performance. the question is going to be has mitt romney been able in a race where he's been clearly behind the president to hurt him enough and sustain that momentum over the next three weeks. that's what's really critical. there have been strong debates, john kerry had a strong debate against george w. bush in 2004. but he wasn't able to translate that into lasting benefit. that's the best of the next three weeks, to see whether romney can keep it going or whether president obama comes out with a higher level of aggression, higher level of energy in the next debate and stop the momentum that romney accumulated last night. >> okay. yeah, i had so many different thoughts, john, as we watched the whole thing. i remember that a lot of republicans were supporting newt gingrich because just for this moment, they wanted -- they thought newt was such a great debater, they wanted to see someone like newt talk to president obama about his policies and about the last four years. and they tho
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
points they would do if they became president in the next four years. >> and on that point then, three specific points that you think obama's going to give. >> lower the corporate rate, do tax reform and rebuild every school that's over over 50 years. >> how's that any different than what romney would tell you? >> it's not. >> is it shocking to you? >> in four years, he's had one of the -- he's had the senate on his side. and what can he say he's done? if you want to ask the question that ronald reagan asked in 1980 is are you better off today than you were four years ago. is there less unemployment than there was four years ago? the answer for at least 23 million americans is no. >> ask the 800,000 people a month that are losing their jobs, the answer is yes. >> that they're better off now than they were four years ago? >> the unemployment rate is above where it was. ronald reagan's highest unemployment was 10.1%. when he ran for re-election was 7.1%. >> what was it when he started? >> what? >> what was the unemployment rate when obama started? 7.9. it's at 8.1. >> we call that the bu
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
that we could have an electoral tie. highly unlikely. so i don't think the election's over. b obama has the lead. we still have a month to go. the next two weeks with three presidential, one vice presidential debates, we have a chance for mitt romney to set a different impression with the american people than he's been able to do so far. who knows what president obama will do and what events are happening in the world. but i'm not sure other than some tightening from a little surge that obama had which i think is receding a little bit, i'm not sure what nate is talking about. >> john, you wrote a column that talks about the debates and the impact of the debates traditionally. and made the case that traditionally it makes very little impact. >> there are many individual moments that make an impression. but to fundamentally change where a race is going is very rare and you need a combination of events. the example that i used in that piece, andrew, was 2000, al gore had a lead of about what president obama has now entering the debates against george w. bush. he had a reputation as a stron
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